February 4, 1943 – Portland, Oregon
March 23, 2014 – Calgary, AB
Marilyn McBain beloved wife of Harold McBain passed away on Sunday, March 23, 2014 at the age of 71 years.
Marilyn was born in Portland, Oregon, February 4, 1943 to Cecelia Katherine (DeHon) Irwin and Harry Cleveland Irwin. She grew up and attended schools in Eureka, Montana, and graduated from Lincoln County High School in 1961. After her high school graduation, she started her Canadian journey to the end of her life. In 1961, she left Eureka, and enrolled in Alberta Bible Institute in Camrose, Alberta, where she completed a three year certificate program.
She met Harold McBain in Camrose, and they married in Calgary in 1976. Marilyn and Harold lived in Calgary, until one last move to Canmore, Alberta, where she managed a Motel that she and Harold were part owners. Marilyn also worked in real estate, as a church secretary, and provided child care.
After 14 years in Canada, she decided she wanted to vote, so she became a Canadian citizen in which she took great pride. Marilyn was a vibrant and positive person who enjoyed people, loved her family and many friends. She cherished the small delights in life, and her travels in Canada and the many trips with Harold to the Oregon coast. She was adored and beloved by her friends and family.
Marilyn is survived by her husband Harold, brother and sister-in-law Tom and Sybille Irwin of Fair Oaks, California; mother-in-law Grethe McBain of Camrose, AB; brother-in-law Bob McBain of Sexsmith, AB, nieces and nephews and their spouses: Richard and Lindy Irwin, Cherilyn and Rich Ansley, Leslie and Steve Weseman, Kay and Johnny Morgan, Tab and Sheree Irwin, Sean and Tracy Irwin, Robert McBain, Daryn and Jolene McBain, and Andrea McBain and numerous great nieces and nephews. Marilyn was predeceased by her parents, and two brothers; Richard and Lyle Irwin.
A Celebration of Life will be held at The Glamorgan Church of God (4715 – 45th Street S.W.) on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.
In living memory of Marilyn McBain, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences